downfall

downfall

What "Disrupt" Really Means

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Andy Rachleff is President and CEO of Wealthfront, an SEC-registered online financial advisor. Prior to Wealthfront, Andy co-founded and was general partner of Benchmark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @arachleff. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley love to talk about disruption, though few know what it really means. They mistake better products...
What "Disrupt" Really Means

How Google made me get into bed with Hitler

www.guardian.co.uk
Google's decision to do away with Google Reader has ramifications for anybody building a business on the back of Web 2.0One of the wonders of the online world is the Downfall meme on YouTube. (For those whose time is too valuable to be wasted watching video clips, I should explain...
How Google made me get into bed with Hitler
Business Insider Staffers Have Taken Over This Brooklyn Bar
Study: Daily deals sites are bleeding each other dry

From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review

thenextweb.com
From a tech perspective, there’s little doubt that the launch of the new iPad was the biggest news this week. Considering how important tablets have become for newspapers, it is obviously important for the media as well. Yet, this is only one of the many things that have happened in...
From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review
Life-saving medical machinery prone to malware

The EFF sets up a site to help Megaupload users get their files back

thenextweb.com
It’s been two weeks since the Department of Justice arrested seven employees of Megaupload and shut it down. After all of the back and forth discussion about how this landmark case affects our online rights, the actual users of the site have been forgotten. While the story of Megaupload conjures...
The EFF sets up a site to help Megaupload users get their files back

By far the best parody (meta-parody?) of the Downfall meme. Oh look @Youtube, I'm linking to @Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/11086952

vimeo.com
By far the best parody (meta-parody?) of the Downfall meme. Oh look @Youtube, I'm linking to @Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/11086952

Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

news.cnet.com
The online hacktivist group defaces government and commercial sites with a message predicting the downfall of the Chinese government, although no central government sites appear to have been compromised. [Read more]...
Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

Email, not war, prompted retired general's downfall from CIA

www.pcworld.com
Email is a handy communication tool, but it can also be a dangerous one for someone in a position of power who has a lot of eyes watching him - as former CIA Director David Petraeus found out the hard way. mashable.comFormer CIA Director David Petraeus The retired four-star...
Email, not war, prompted retired general's downfall from CIA

How Fisker's struggles will affect electric cars, investing and government support

gigaom.com
Some of the most important feedback I got after publishing my long investigative piece on Fisker Automotive (A look under the hood: why electric car startup Fisker crashed and burned) was that many people thought that Fisker’s struggles were such an anomaly that they wouldn’t likely affect the broader market...
How Fisker's struggles will affect electric cars, investing and government support

Introducing My Downfall: The Bacon Donut

consumerist.com
Perhaps taking advantage of the whole bacon = cocaine thing, a restaurant in New York has unleashed what may simultaneously be the worst and best idea in the history of food: bacon donuts. Yes, two of the essential food groups have been combined into a dessert at NYC's Wildwood...
Introducing My Downfall: The Bacon Donut
Apple's doomsday comes into focus

The Last of Us - review

www.guardian.co.uk
PS3, Sony, cert: 18Set 20 years after a horrific fungal contagion causes the downfall of society, The Last of Us is a gritty survival drama filled with desperate, flawed and - above all - human characters. As the gruff Joel, much of the game involves guiding the young and vulnerable...
The Last of Us - review

The time suck economy: Let's starting building value

www.geekwire.com
Time is our most precious asset. Yet, we’re wasting far too much of it. It’s called the time suck economy. And it’s available on a smartphone near you. You can waste time these days in unlimited ways — online and offline. Let’s just focus online, and more specifically from your mobile...
The time suck economy: Let's starting building value

Hitler's pissed off about fair use

www.boingboing.net
Hitler's back and he's pissed to discover that parodies of the bunker scene from Downfall have been removed without regard to the fair use provisions of US copyright law. Hitler reacts to the Hitler parodies being removed from YouTube (Thanks, Nathan and everyone else who suggested this!) Previously:Hitler "Downfall"...
Hitler's pissed off about fair use

Your Chilean Sea Bass Dinner Deprives Killer Whales

www.wired.com
A unique Antarctic killer whale population is declining, and scientists think it is related to demand for Antarctic tooothfish, known on menus as Chilean Sea Bass. This could be the first sign of the ecological downfall of what some consider Earth's last pristine ecosystem....
Your Chilean Sea Bass Dinner Deprives Killer Whales

Hitler Rants Video About DMCA Takedowns Is Taken Down Itself

techdirt.com
The super popular "Hitler rants..." meme is now under fire by Constantin Film, the German production company behind Downfall, from which the original clip is taken. According to TechCrunch, Constantin started filing DMCA takedowns on many of the popular YouTube variants of the oft re-subtitled clip. Particularly ironic is the...
Hitler Rants Video About DMCA Takedowns Is Taken Down Itself

Google Reader is dead

www.pcworld.com
Google is cleaning house. On Wednesday the company announced plans to purge Google Reader, Google Cloud Connect, CalDAV API, Snapseed's desktop versions for Mac and Windows, and a handful of other products and services as part of an effort to focus on its core products. Google Reader will shutter July...
Google Reader is dead
Android fragmentation gets visualized, again

Mean Studio Pulls 'Hitler Finds Out' Videos

www.buzzfeed.com
Link: http://www.popeater.com/2010/04/20/hi... Constantin Films, the German company behind Downfall , has started claiming copyright infringement on all those lovely videos of Hitler yelling about things. They claim to be “protecting the artist,” which is obviously total bullshit as the director himself was so enthusiastic. Good job, Germany. Read More ›...
Mean Studio Pulls 'Hitler Finds Out' Videos
Cannibalization of Mac OS X by iOS—does Apple even care?

Sony Reader Gets Smarter, But Not Head of the Class

allthingsd.com
When you think of e-book readers, you might think of the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook. But you’re not limited to just those two choices. Sony also offers a line of e-book readers, and this past week, I tested the company’s latest model, the Sony Reader PRS-T2....
Sony Reader Gets Smarter, But Not Head of the Class

Downfall Reenactment: Blooper Reel

www.youtube.com
Downfall Reenactment: Blooper Reel

Top 10 Torrent Sites Soon Without Mininova

torrentfreak.com
Compared to a year ago the BitTorrent landscape has changed significantly. The Pirate Bay decided to shut down its tracker last fall and a few weeks later Mininova partly shut down its website. However, with the fall of Mininova many new torrent sites emerged, with KickassTorrents being the most successful...
Top 10 Torrent Sites Soon Without Mininova
Netflix Adds Warner Bros. Exec As Its New Chief Marketing Officer

YouTube ain't gonna break my stride, Downfall — FriendFeed's back, on Vimeo:

vimeo.com
YouTube ain't gonna break my stride, Downfall — FriendFeed's back, on Vimeo:

Here's how to secure your email and avoid becoming a 'Petraeus'

www.pcworld.com
It was a shock when David Petraeus--a respected and highly-decorated Army general--abruptly stepped down from his post as the director of the CIA earlier this week. It was even more of a jolt to learn that his resignation was due to an extramarital affair. But, the real story might...
Here's how to secure your email and avoid becoming a 'Petraeus'

After Troubled Period, Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt In The UK

techcrunch.com
It’s been on the rocks for months now, but now international video game retailer Game Group looks like it is finally sinking: today the company announced that it is formally entering administration — another sign of the woes hitting more traditional parts of the gaming world as people turn to...
After Troubled Period, Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt In The UK

Google adds fair use defense to YouTube takedowns

www.boingboing.net
Google has improved its ContentID copyright enforcement system for YouTube, adding a "fair use" button for people who've had their videos taken offline (like all those people who created Hitler/Downfall parodies). The way the new system works: after your video is taken down by a copyright complaint, you have the...
Google adds fair use defense to YouTube takedowns
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?